Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Quartet of Tech

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These three technology companies, plus a medical device stock, are showing strong technical momentum.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC) gained 53 cents to $19.73 on 1.8 million shares Thursday.  The move, on no news and following through on Wednesday’s rally, positioned the stock at the top of its 5-week sideways channel.  A break through this top near the intraday high at $20.42 could accelerate the stock towards $26.

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Breaking Out After Earnings

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These four stocks have strong technical momentum aligning with upbeat earnings.

Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) rose $2.48 to $23.08 on 4.3 million shares Thursday, over 6x its average volume. The solar power company delivered a huge earnings surprise in its second-quarter financial release.  A move through the spike high from early March at $25.89 could accelerate the stock towards $29. 

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Four Tech & Health Stocks

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These four technology and health-related stocks are looking strong technically.

Maxar Technologies Inc. (MAXR) jumped 84 cents, or 11.7%, to $8.01 on Wednesday on 3.8 million shares, or more than 1 1/2 times its average volume.  The Canadian-American space company reported increased profits despite a decline in revenue.  The move broke the stock above the month-long declining channel, positioning it right at lateral resistance.  If it can get through $8.75, watch for a move next to $10-$10.50. 

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Four Stocks Breaking Out on Earnings

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Here are four stocks in technology and solar energy that have broken out on earnings.

Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) popped $6.50, or 30%, to $28.15 on 22.2 million shares Wednesday.  On Tuesday the supplier of solar power micro inverters released favorable second quarter financial results. The stock has been rallying since starting the year under $5, and Wednesday’s move, on more than 5x its average volume, broke price out from the bottom of the rising channel through the top.  Watch for an extension to next resistance near $32, using Wednesday’s low at around $26.25 as support.

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Three Breakouts

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Here are four stocks to watch, three of them moving on strong earnings. Clicking on any of the symbols will yield a SlopeChart with the chart autoloaded.

Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (ANIK) popped $11.78, or 28.8%, to $52.60 on Thursday on 1.3 million shares, or about 8x its average volume.  The small biotech beat analyst estimates in its second-quarter results released after market close Wednesday.  The breakaway gap and continued run-up broke the stock through several layers of lateral resistance, with the next target at the $61 level last reached in early 2018.

AudioCodes Ltd. (AUDC) jumped 69 cents to $18.52 on Thursday on 454,300 shares.  The vendor of advanced voice networking and media processing solutions for the digital workplace reported strong second quarter results on Tuesday.  That news broke the stock out of a nearly 3-month coil pattern.  After pulling back slightly on Wednesday, the stock resumed the rally on Thursday, with the rising channel pointing to $21 next. 

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Biotech Movers to Watch

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As we await the Fed…………….Three biotechs, along with recent IPO Pinterest (PINS), are among our four charts to watch today.

G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (GTHX) jumped $4.75, or 24%, to $24.50 on 2.2 million shares Tuesday.  The move, on over 5 times its average volume, came on news of encouraging data from the company’s phase 2 study of its trilaciclib treatment for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.  The stock has next resistance at its May high at $27.90, a move through which could take it to $30.

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